Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
Wine, vodka, and whisky being held in Chinese entrepôt zones potentially being exported on to the DPRK
Ships now regularly traversing Dalian-Nampho water route, data shows, with an average three-day wait at port
Monosodium glutamate consumption is historically ubiquitous and remains a top imported product
Ships particularly active around a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer hotspot near China's Zhoushan Islands, data shows
Ships seen transiting in and out of Nampho while some remain anchored in latest satellite imagery
Tobacco exports are on-par with essential goods, with the average smoker getting through eight cigarettes a day
Manipulation of AIS data and lack of IMO numbers reflect trends observed by UN
ROK company implicated in encounters with DPRK-flagged and UNSC-designated vessels
Move may be linked to recently-reopened Nampo-Dalian shipping lines, delivery of humanitarian aid
Yuko Maru classified as a “High Risk Ship," suspected of having ties to Kasatsugu network
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